Education Law

The Porzio Education Team provides litigation and counseling services to a wide variety of public schools, private schools, charter schools, and colleges. Our litigation services include defending our clients and prosecuting lawsuits instigated by our clients.  We frequently handle employment disputes, commercial disputes, construction and bid disputes, OPRA and OPMA disputes, insurance disputes, student discipline and bullying matters, tenure cases, and school district reconfiguration disputes.  Our extensive counseling services cover countless areas, including student and staff discipline, employment practices, contract and bidding matters, special education, policy drafting, implementation and enforcement, labor negotiations, and safety issues.

The Porzio Education Team also often works directly with attorneys and professionals from Porzio Compliance Services, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Porzio, Bromberg & Newman, P.C. to serve the needs of our clients. Working with Porzio Compliance Services, we advise educational clients on matters of School Safety and Compliance to help assess and mitigate risks related to physical and informational security. Porzio Compliance Services also works with colleges and universities to provide compliance solutions to help address regulatory compliance, reporting, and enforcement issues. 

In certain matters, our team has distinguished itself with cutting-edge and precedent-setting cases:  

  • In school district reconfiguration cases, our attorneys have handled the only three regional school district dissolutions in state history; precedent-setting sending-receiving disputes; and disputes over the regional school district tax levies.
  • Our attorneys have worked with charter schools from the very inception of the charter school movement, helping to start charter schools throughout the state and helping them to achieve success.
  • Given our long-standing relationship with the Department of Education, we have helped public schools, charter schools, and schools that serve children with special needs to work with state and county education officials in a cost-effective manner.